Committees and Agendas


All meetings are held in Council Chambers, City Hall, Floor 2, unless otherwise noted. Please call (206) 684-8888 with any questions.

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Committee recommendations are voted upon.

When

Each Monday @ 2pm

Members

All Councilmembers

When

Each Monday @ 9:30am

Members

All Councilmembers

Standing Committees

To provide policy direction and oversight and to deliberate and make recommendations on legislative matters relating to: the financial management and policies of the City and its agents, including the operating and capital budgets, levies, taxes, revenue, audits, and judgments and claims against the City (the Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods and Finance Committee is the Finance Committee required by the Seattle City Charter); oversight of the City's public works construction projects except as otherwise specified; the City Employees' Retirement System; the City Auditor; the City's fleets, facilities, and other administrative functions; the Customer Service Bureau; neighborhoods, including neighborhood planning, engagement and outreach, funding opportunities, and historic preservation and housing policies- investing and promoting the development and preservation of affordable housing.

When

1st and 3rd Wednesdays @ 9:30am

Members

To provide policy direction and oversight and to deliberate and make recommendations on legislative matters relating to: labor standards; civil rights issues; Seattle Public Utilities; economic development policies and programs; arts and cultural activities; and nightlife issues.

When

2nd and 4th Tuesdays @ 9:30am

Members

To provide policy direction and oversight and to deliberate and make recommendations on legislative matters relating to: education and early learning initiatives and the City's Families and Education Levy and Seattle Preschool Program, with a goal of improving City schools and student success rates and reducing achievement gaps among students in schools and programs throughout the City; regional, state, federal, and other governmental matters including Charter review, the Office of Intergovernmental Relations, and rules of the City Council; technology; ethics and elections; prisoner reentry; and equity issues.

When

1st and 3rd Wednesdays @ 2pm

Members

To provide policy direction and oversight and to deliberate and make recommendations on legislative matters relating to: Seattle City Light, including but not limited to City Light finances, energy utility rates, resource matters, energy policy, regional matters, air pollution regulations, and alternative energy sources; and urban sustainability, including the Office of Sustainability and Environment, climate protection, stewardship, conservation programs, district energy, green buildings, and food policy.

When

2nd and 4th Tuesdays @ 2pm

Members

To provide policy direction and oversight and to deliberate and make recommendations on legislative matters relating to: law enforcement, with special emphasis on programs and strategies to reduce crime, domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and youth violence; implementation of the Settlement Agreement between the Department of Justice and the City of Seattle regarding the Seattle Police Department; fire prevention and suppression; emergency medical services; criminal justice; coordination with municipal, regional, state and federal agencies engaged in public safety issues; immigrant and refugee rights; gender equity issues; and emergency preparedness, management, and response.

When

2nd and 4th Wednesdays @ 9:30am

Members

To provide policy direction and oversight and to deliberate and make recommendations on legislative matters relating to: human services, homelessness, child care, aging, and disability services; local and regional public health; and Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD), which allows law enforcement officers to redirect low-level offenders engaged in drug or prostitution activity to community-based services; and film and music activities.

When

2nd and 4th Wednesdays @ 2pm

Members

To provide policy direction and oversight and to deliberate and make recommendations on legislative matters relating to: parks, community centers, and public grounds (including the Woodland Park Zoo and Seattle Aquarium); the Seattle Center; the Seattle Public Library system; and issues related to the waterfront.

When

1st and 3rd Thursdays @ 9:30am

Members

To provide policy direction and oversight and to deliberate and make recommendations on legislative matters relating to: planning and land use, including comprehensive planning, zoning, design, and land use regulations as well as incentive zoning, the Affordable Housing Impact Mitigation Program, and equitable transit oriented development; major institutions; quasi-judicial decisions; and community development.

When

1st and 3rd Tuesdays @ 9:30am

Members

To provide policy direction and oversight and to deliberate and make recommendations on legislative matters relating to: the operations of the Seattle Department of Transportation; and transportation issues and projects affecting the City of Seattle including transit service, policies, and planning; transportation system maintenance and repair; traffic control; use of the City right-of-way including permits and vacations; parking policies; neighborhood transportation planning; freight mobility planning; pedestrian and bicycle programs and planning; and coordination of transportation issues and representation of the City's interests on transportation with the federal government, the State of Washington, King County, Sound Transit, and the Puget Sound Regional Council; and transportation's contribution to local, regional, state, and national sustainability and livability objectives and reduction of carbon emissions.

When

1st and 3rd Tuesdays @ 2pm

Members

Select Committees

Deliberate and review the Mayor's proposed budget and CIP, make changes as appropriate, to adopt a final Budget and CIP.

Review, monitor and act on plans, strategies and partnerships for the management, use and programming of new public spaces on the Central Waterfront. The Select Committee will review and act as appropriate on proposed development or redevelopment of Parks Department's waterfront properties on the Central Waterfront including Piers 57-63, development of the new surface Alaskan Way street and other improvements in the public right-of-way, and development and or redevelopment of adjacent public and private properties. The Select Committee will also review and act on any partnership agreements.

Review, monitor and act on Central Waterfront, Viaduct and Seawall financing strategies, which may include reviewing and acting on a local improvement district, public-voted levy lid-lift or bond measures, use of other public funding revenues, and leveraging of other public and private funding.

Analyze, review, and as appropriate, act on proposals and legislation to implement the State Route 99 Bored Tunnel and other projects in the Alaskan Way Viaduct and Seawall Replacement Program; agreements between the City and Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), King County and the Port of Seattle; and all mitigation plans and efforts.

Monitor and review the Advisory Committee on Tolling and Traffic (ACTT)'s analysis of tolling options, strategies to minimize traffic diversion, and approaches for identifying and funding mitigation for traffic diversion. The Select Committee will also provide policy guidance reflecting the City's interests.

Labor Relations

As provided in Seattle Municipal Code Section 4.04.120, the City Council's Select Labor Committee as created by this memorandum, combined with the Executive Labor Committee appointed by the Mayor, constitute the City's Labor Relations Policy Committee. The purpose of the City's Labor Relations Policy Committee is to plan or adopt strategies or positions to be taken by the City during the course of collective bargaining, professional negotiations, grievance or mediation proceedings, and to review the proposals made in these negotiations or proceedings.

When

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